15 November 2004
Audemars. An extremely rare and unusual 18K gold hunter case two train minute repeating perpetual calendar chronograph independent centre seconds keyless lever watch with phases of the moon
Signed Ls. Audemars, Brassus (Suisse), No. 12823, case stamped Audemars Pgt & Cie. and AM, circa 1878
The gilt-finished fully jewelled two train lever movement separately wound by turning the crown to either side, bimetallic compensation balance, minute repeating on two polished steel hammers onto two gongs, gold cuvette, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, outer ring calibrated for Arabic five minute divisons, gold spade hands, independent centre seconds started/stopped by sliding a lever underneath the bezel, four subsidiary dials indicating month combined with leap year indicator, day, date and phases of the moon combined with lunar calendar, in heavy circular case with independent seconds start/stop lever underneath the bezel, repeating slide and chronograph button in the band, case stamped Audemars Pgt & Cie. and numbered, cuvette signed Louis Audemars and numbered
55 mm. diam.
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Described and illustrated in Louis-Benjamin Audemars - His Life and Work by Hartmut Zantke, pp. 378 & 379 and listed in Index of movement numbers, p. 180.
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